Hans joined BCI's Seattle office in March 2017 as a member of the Research and Information Services team.
He participates in market and regulatory research, program evaluation, and data analysis. Hans has been a primary contributor to market assessments across Southeast Asia, evaluations of market development programs in East Asia and Europe, and production research projects in Mexico and Peru. Hans leads extensive data analysis projects. He also contributes to regulatory and market intelligence for producers of horticultural goods, oilseeds, products of animal origin, processed foods, and the life sciences industry.
Prior to joining BCI, Hans was Communications Public Affairs Manager for the Washington Business Alliance, where he conducted data analysis, developed a large library of data visualizations and interactive maps, and helped design dashboards which forecast outcomes under different regulatory scenarios. He also presented his analyses in reports for print and digital publishing, policy speeches, testimony, blogs, and op-eds published in The Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal, Real Clear Policy, and The Hill
Hans earned a Master of Science degree in Political Science from Portland State University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Western Washington University, graduating cum laude. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in South Africa. In addition Hans has a Specialization Certificate in Market Research authorized by the University of California Davis, as well as Course Certificates in data science, research design, data collection, and questionnaire design.